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AFCAT 2019 Admit Card (Released), Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Pratice Papers

Updated On - February 14th 2019 by DEEKSHA

Indian Air Force has invited Indian citizens for the post of Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty branches. Indian Air Force has been released the admit card on January 30 at the official website. Enter the issued enrollment ID and password in order to access your hall ticket. Download Here

  • The exam is scheduled for February 16 and 17 in CBT mode. Check AFCAT Exam Pattern
  • Another component was added to AFCAT 2019 by the name of Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).
  • Class 12th students with minimum 60% marks are eligible to register at Check AFCAT Eligibility
  • For this session, total 163 vacancies are offered under both branches.
  • The syllabus is of graduation level, except question under Numerical Ability section. Check AFCAT Syllabus

Highlights of AFCAT 2019

Exam NameAFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test)
Level of ExamNational Level
Exam Conducting AuthorityIndian Air Force (IAF)
Posts OfferedCommissioned officers in flying branch, Ground Duty (technical) and Ground Duty (Non-technical) branch
Mode of ExamOnline (Computer Based Test)
SectionsGeneral Awareness, Numerical Ability, Reasoning & Military Aptitude and verbal Ability in English
Selection ProcedureAFCAT exam, AFSB Interview and Medical Test

What is AFCAT?

  • AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) is an entrance test for aspirants willing to join Indian Air Force as Commissioned Officer in Flying, Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-Technical).
  • The examination is conducted twice a year in February and August.
  • The test is conducted all across India by the Indian Air Force.

What is EKT under AFCAT exam?

  • EKT or Engineering Knowledge Test is a meant to test candidate’s engineering knowledge. 
  • The test is compulsory for candidates applying for Technical Ground Duty branch. 
  • The subjects under this exam are Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics. Check EKT Syllabus and Books

AFCAT 2019 Exam Dates

The official dates for the exam is given below:

Publishing of AFCAT 2019 notificationDecember 1, 2018
AFCAT 2019 RegistrationDecember 1 – 30, 2018
Issue of AFCAT Admit cardJanuary 30, 2019
AFCAT 2019 exam dateFebruary 16 and 17, 2019
Download FreeSample Papers
AFCAT ResultsApril 2019

AFCAT 2019 Eligibility

Candidates who are willing to take AFCAT 2019 must check, whether they fulfill the desired eligibility criteria or not. The brief eligibility criterion for different branches/courses is mentioned below for your reference. 

Nationality: Candidates must be a citizen of India.

Age Limit: It varies as per the branch viz.

  • Flying Branch (AFCAT & NCC Entry): 20 – 24 years as on January 1, 2020 i.e. born between January 2, 1996 – January 1, 2000.
  • Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical): 20 – 26 years as on January 1, 2020 i.e. born between January 2, 1994 – January 1, 2000.
  • The DOB accepted by the IAF is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University.

Marital Status:

  • Below 25 years must be unmarried at the time of commencement of course.
  • Widows/ Widowers and divorcees below 25 yeards are not eligible. 

Education Qualification:

  • Flying Branch: minimum of 60% marks each in Math and Physics at 10+2 level.
  • Graduation with min. 3 years degree in any discipline from a recoganised university with minimum 60% marks.

Know moreAFCAT Eligibility

AFCAT Application Form 2019

Application Form for AFCAT 2019 has been available in online mode only. No offline mode of submission of application is there. The step by step registration cum application process is mentioned below for your reference.


  • Go to the official career website of Indian Air force.
  • Click on Candidates login section.
  • A new web page would be opened. Fill in the registration details asked for new users like name; e-mail ID, mobile number etc.
  • Click on submit. A new registration ID and password would be sent to the registered E-mail address.

Application Form Filling

  • Fill in the details as per the directions given on the webpage.
  • Select the preference of branch, AFCAT Exam Center, Subject for EKT exam etc.
  • Upload Your signature and Photograph (as per dimensions provided in the notification).
  • Click on submit.

Payment of Application Fee

  • After filling the online form, the exam fee of INR 250 has to be made through ‘Make Payment’ step on the main menu.
  • This fee is non-refundable.
  • The examination fee can be paid using credit/ debit cards/ net banking through the payment gateway.

Check detailedRegistration Process for AFCAT

AFCAT 2019 Admit Card

  • The eligible candidates will be issued their e-admit card three weeks before the exam date.
  • It will be sent to the registered email IDs and will also be available at
  • No offline mode is exercised to dispatch AFCAT 2019 Admit Card.
  • To download the e-Admit Card, a candidate should have his/her Username and Password.

Candidates can download their AFCAT 2019 Admit Card by following the below- mentioned steps:

  • Go to the Career Website of Indian Air force.
  • Click on Candidates login section.
  • A login window will appear.
  • Type your E-mail ID and password to login and download the admit card.
  • Window showing admit card will appear.
  • Click on download admit card.
  • After downloading the admit card take a printout of the same.
In case, a candidate does not receive his/ her admit card or fails to download the document or finds any discrepancy in the ticket, contact the AFCAT Query Cell at C-DAC immediately. 
Ph. Nos. : 020-25503105 | 020-25503106
Email ID:

AFCAT 2019 Exam Center

  • For this session, there are 104 locations for AFCAT 2019.
  • Candidates must choose the centers at the time of registration.
  • Make note that no crequest for change of center will be entertained by the authorities.

CheckAFCAT 2/2019 Exam Centers

AFCAT Exam Pattern

Applicants who have duly submmitted their applications by due date will be called for AFCAT 2019, scheduled for February 16 and 17. Candidates opting for Ground Duty (Technical) branch  have to appear in both AFCAT as well as Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).

AFCAT 2019 Exam Pattern Highlights

ExamAFCATEKT (only for technical)
Mode of ExamOnline i.e. computer basedOnline i.e. computer based
No. of Questions10050
Maximum Marks300150
Duration of Exam2 hours (120 minutes)45 minutes
Sections in PaperGeneral Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude TestMechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics
Negative Marking1 mark1 mark

Check detailedAFCAT Exam Pattern

AFCAT/ EKT Schedule

AFCAT and EKT will be conducted in two days as per the following schedule:

AFCAT Exam Schedule 2019, AFCAT Exam Dates 2019

AFCAT Syllabus

As per the notification, the standard of Numerical Ability Questions will be of Matriculation level. Whereas, the questions in other subjects will be of graduation level (Indian University).  A brief of AFCAT syllabus is listed below:

  • English –  Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/ Filling in of correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases.
  • General Awareness –  History, Geography, Civics, Politics, Current Affairs, Environment, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Sports, etc.
  • Numerical Ability – Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams).
  • Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test – Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.

Check detailed AFCAT Syllabus

About AFCAT and EKT Practice Test:

  • An online Practice Test (for AFCAT & EKT) is available on the IAF website i.e. or

AFCAT Recommended Books

Candidates can refer to the general aptitude book for any other government exam for which aptitude portion is common with AFCAT. Candidates should also refer previous year AFCAT and EKT paper for more comprehensive and holistic understanding of the questions asked. The list of recommended books is tabulated below.

Let’s Crack AFCATSSB Crack819310871X
AFCAT Topic-wise Solved paperDisha Experts9385846744
Let’s Crack EKTSSB Crack8193108728
GK CapsuleArihant935094538X

CheckBest Books for AFCAT

AFCAT Result and AFSB Selection Process

The results of AFCAT 2019 would be announced in the month of May/June 2019 on the official website. The exact date for AFCAT Result announcement would be made public through AFCAT official notification. Candidates would be able to check their results by following the steps given below:

  • Visit AFCAT 2019 official website.
  • Click on AFCAT 2019 results.
  • A Pdf containing roll number of selected candidate will appear.
  • Download the Pdf.
  • Search your Roll Number in list.

AFSB Selection Process

  • IAF will prepare a list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the Online AFCAT as fixed by the IAF in their discretion.
  • Candidates who are declared successful in the Online AFCAT will be called at one of the Air Force Selection Boards.
  • Candidates who have applied for NCC Special Entry and Meteorology Branch will be directly called for AFSB testing at one of the AFSB centres.
  • AFSB centres are at Dehradun (1 AFSB), Mysuru (2 AFSB), Gandhinagar (3 AFSB) and Varanasi (4 AFSB).
  • Candidates who opt for flying branch can only opt for Dehradun, Mysore and Varanasi.
  • Candidates are required to choose AFSB date and venue by themselves on the website (OR) in order to generate call- up letter for AFSB interview.

Final Merit List

  • Candidates should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in written examination and AFSB test as fixed by the IAF.
  • The qualifiers names will be placed in the order of merit on the basis of the total marks secured by them in the written examination and in the AFSB tests.
  • The form and manner of communication of the result of the examination to individual candidates will be decided by the IAF in their discretion.
  • 10% of the vacancies are reserved for NCC Air Wing Senior Division 'C' certificate holders in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical) Branches.
  • Allotment of PC/ SSC in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical) Branches would be based on number of vacancies, performance in the selection process and the choice given by the candidates.

AFCAT Vacancies (2019)

AFCAT Vacancies, Vacancies for AFCAT
Note: Vacancies indicated are tentative and subject to change without notice. Actual intake would depend on organisational requirements, various cadre control mechanisms, availability of training slots and actual number of vacancies accruing in January 2020.


The cut offs are expected to follow the general trend in AFCAT 2019 as well. The following table would be useful in estimating the cut off as for AFCAT 2019.

YearCut Off Score
201185 (AFCAT 1)
201188  (AFCAT 2)
2012135 (AFCAT 1)
2012143 (AFCAT 2)
2013144 (AFCAT 1)
2013116 (AFCAT 2)
2014128 (AFCAT 1)
2014123 (AFCAT 2)
2015126 (AFCAT 1)
2015144 (AFCAT 2)
2016132 (AFCAT 1)
2016148 (AFCAT 2)
2018150 (AFCAT 1)

Official cut off would be published on the website after the completion of the exam cycle.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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    Mausam Singh

    I have got 52% in my graduation and scored 75% in my PG will i be eligible to appear in AFCAT onthe basis of my Pg ?????

    05 Dec, 2018 20:29
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Mausam, You may please check this link for getting the AFCAT Eligibility.

    06 Dec, 2018 16:35
    sumanta kumar sahu

    i have completed 12th in science stream with 54,83%.& now i am pursuing & also in final year with 7.5 cgpa till 6th semester & no backlogs. am i eligible for AFCAT ground duty technical branch.please suggest me.

    29 Oct, 2018 00:20
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Sumanta, You may please check this link for getting the AFCAT Eligibility.

    29 Oct, 2018 17:39
    Abhimanyu Kumar

    Hello I am in the final year can I apply for AFCAT as an appearing candidate

    29 Sep, 2018 10:44
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Abhimanyu, You may please check this link for getting the AFCAT Eligibility.

    29 Sep, 2018 15:48

    Can we apply for flying branch after bba? (With 60 marks in physics and math in 12th)

    28 Sep, 2018 20:11
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Rithika, Please check this link for getting the Eligibility of AFCAT.

    29 Sep, 2018 11:43

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    18 Jan, 2018 15:00
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Pragati, While filling form Candidate must read the instructions and match the format.

    21 May, 2018 12:51
    sks Chaitanya

    how to rectify wrong date

    09 Jan, 2018 19:52
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Chaitanya, If you have submitted application and mistake may stop you appearing in AFCAT written test, it may not be possible. Better contact IAF.

    19 May, 2018 10:40

    I had passed 12 std with biology and physics can I apply for this exam?

    27 Dec, 2017 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Manjula, For Flying and Technical duty Candidates must have secured 60% marks in class 12 with Physics and Mathematics. For Non Technical duty Candidates must have secured 60% marks in graduation in any discipline.

    17 May, 2018 12:29

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